This simply astonishing video leaves me slack-jawed. In Sirjan, two men sentenced to hang are actually rescued by a mob who are then shot at by the regime police. This event allegedly occurred on December 22, and reveals the simmering unrest under the surface before the explosion of Ashura. NCR-Iran noted:
During the clashes yesterday morning, people took advantage of the chaos and removed the prisoners from the scene set up for their hangings. According to earlier reports on Tuesday, one of the prisoners was thought to have been killed. Having lost the control of the situation, the suppressive forces mobilized more of their agents across the city and re-captured the two prisoners and brought them back to the hanging ropes.
Local residents were angered by the regime’s henchmen and became more fierce in their protest against the hangings. In fear of the escalation of unrest, the suppressive forces opened fire on defenseless people killing at least five and dozens more were wounded. A number of the wounded were taken to hospitals in Kerman, the provincial capital. Some of the wounded are in critical state. A group of local residents and families of the two have been arrested. During the clashes, a number of vehicles belonging to the suppressive forces were set on fire.
(Hat tip: GatewayPundit.)